Definition of the funnies noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the funnies

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noun
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(also the funny papers
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, the funny pages
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, the comics
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[plural](North American English)
 
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US Sunday newspapers print colour sections with longer comic strips. Most are funny, like Peanuts, but some tell adventure or crime stories, like Dick Tracy. The funnies have been a US tradition since the early 20th century.